PLEASE NOTE: Christine Newkirk who is identified on various pages as Director of Ecclesial Ministries (see above) is also Director of Permanent Diaconate Formation.
As the Bishop places the Book of the Gospels in the newly ordained deacon's hands he announces;
From the Rites for Ordination for a Deacon.
The Director of Diaconal Life (DDL) represents the Bishop to the Diaconate community. He collaborates with the parishes and institutions of the diocese as well as the diocesan offices and agencies as needed in matters relating to the Permanent Diaconate.